How do you treat bumble foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrygirl4513, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a hen that has started hobbling just this morning. Upon inspection she has bumble foot. How do I treat this? I know it is staph, and usually caused by injuring her foot somehow. I've read that BluKote is good to spray on it, but should the spot be excised,etc?
     
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  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Yes just use a cutter or razor blade and cut it open and clean all the yellow junk out. Then rinse it and put some neosporin in it. I'd place a cotton ball on it then wrap it with gauze. Check it in a few days and repeat if needed. I only had to do it once and a week later it was healed up nice. Use gloves when doing this also.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    I agree...terramycin not effective for staph infection.
    check vet for proper antibiotic.
    (possibly Baytril, Cipro,or penicillin derivative)
     
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